Friday, November 26, 2010

Citizens Support An Unconditional Basic income

Rough translation from German (via Google Translator)…

Press Release - New Study: Citizens Support An Unconditional Basic income (Grundeinkommen), A Basic Income Supports Work Readiness

...between population groups there are individual differences, but only the group of self-employed is neutral about the idea [other groups are all positive]. In addition, this payment would have no impact on their willingness to work, 72 percent of all currently employed workers would like to continue to work to the same extent even independently of want.

"The concern that an unconditional basic income would seduce Germans to do nothing is completely unfounded" says Dr. Friedrich Schneider, Director of Studies and Professor of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Furthermore, "in the average population, Germans plan to work 2.4 hours more a week" after it's introduced.

These results are based on the questions of a representative survey of more than 2,000 German inhabitants by the IMAS International on behalf of the Society for Applied Economic Research in May 2010.

http://www.unternimm-die-zukunft.de/index.php?id=1


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